Jo Lindner: Renown Bodybuilder's Last IG Post Suggests He Went Back to TRT

Jo Lindner: Renown Bodybuilder's Last IG Post Suggests He Went Back to TRT

Rene Otinga
updated at July 5, 2023 at 8:35 AM
  • German fitness influencer, Jo Lindner’s passing was confirmed by his girlfriend
  • Multiple reports indicate the influencer passed away from an aneurysm
  • One of the influencer’s last posts appears to suggest what factors contributed to his untimely demise

The fitness community is still coming to terms with the passing of beloved influencer, Jo Lindner.

Better known as “Joesthetics”, Lindner’s death was confirmed by his girlfriend, Nicha via Instagram on Saturday, July 1.

In her post, Nicha divulged that Lindner had complained of neck pain, days before passing away.

Jo Lindner
Lindner claimed in his post that he was ‘off everything’ for the last one year, but had to go back to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).. Photo: @joesthetics.
Source: Instagram
"He was in my arms.. than this is just happening too fast.. 3 days ago he kept said that he pain his neck .. we not really realize it… until it too late," she wrote.

Moments after Nicha's post, thousands of tributes poured in towards the late Lindner, who had over 9 million followers on Instagram.

What killed Lindner?

Lindner had been very open about using performance-enhancing 'medicine' throughout his fitness journey to achieve his dream physique.

Perhaps his openness about his use of steroids and his vulnerability when discussing a subject that is still frowned upon in 2023 has made him highly likeable in the fitness community.

In his last post, Lindner mentioned that he had lost a considerable muscle mass 'after going off everything in the past year'.

Because of this, and his inability to recover his initial levels, the bodybuilder reverted to ‘testosterone replacement therapy’, better known as TRT.

"Trust me I tried to stop but be aware it might have long term effects for your life. TRT is a big commitment keep that in mind,” he said in the post.

TRT is typically used to restore the body’s normal level of testosterone, a hormone that is crucial in muscle growth.

The risks involved

Modern research has found that using TRT is not the safest and could put one at risk of potential long-term ailments.

According to Mayo Clinic, one risks suffering from stroke, heart attacks, or death from heart disease from continued drug use.

Other research has also suggested that the use of TRT can increase the growth of prostate cancer cells.

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens, making the weakened part balloon or widen out.

They most commonly occur in the aorta, brain, back of the knee, gut, or spleen. Part of the devastating effects of an aneurysm is internal bleeding, which can sometimes prove to be lethal.

There are several risk factors for an aneurysm, including a past injury, and sometimes it can be hereditary, according to the American Heart Association.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and